Always Garage Kept and Well Maintained 2005 SL500
March 6, 2019
I bought a 2019 GTc, so I need to let go of my first Mercedes Benz. I am the second owner, but have had the car since 2009. This car has an exceptional interior and just a scratch or two on the front and back bumpers. The car has never been wrecked and the wheels have no curb rash whatsoever. And everything on the car works like new.
My only complaint with this car was the 2005 electronics and sound system, but that was remedied with a $4,600 custom Kenwood sound system. The car has a large touchscreen as well as the original steering wheel controls.
The Kenwood DDX9904S receiver has Bluetooth (audio and phone), hands-free telephone, Satellite Radio, HD Radio, Apple CarPlay (and Android Auto), CD/DVD player, Kenwood back up camera, Focal Speakers, JL Audio 700 watt amplifier, and 8" Kicker Subwoofer. Personally, I typically stream Spotify or Internet Radio, but the local HD Radio sounds great too.
The stereo was professionally installed by Car Toys in The Woodlands, TX. The speakers and amplifier are located in the original locations, so the system looks factory.
You might find a comparable SL500 when it comes to mileage and condition, but I don't think you will find one with a 2018 sound system like this. In fact, my 2019 GTc doesn't even have Apple CarPlay.
This car had a sticker price of over $90,000 when new, and actually better than new with the new sound system.
The car was recently serviced (oil change) about a month ago.